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October 25, 2015

Major League Soccer’s New York City FC names Alcatel OneTouch as official partner

by John_A

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The current strategy for Alcatel OneTouch to grow its exposure in North America is by forming strategic partnerships with brands that can really engage their audiences. Alcatel OneTouch has already been named the official smartphone partner of Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC and LA Galaxy, and now the company is ready to add another team to its portfolio of partnerships. This afternoon, New York City FC named Alcatel OneTouch as its own official smartphone partner for years to come.

Steve Cistulli, SVP and General Manager of North America for Alcatel OneTouch, commented on the multi-year partnership:

“Our approach to brand growth is focused on bringing our technology’s value and experiences to the hands of consumers, and partnering with New York City FC gives us the unique opportunity to interact with a diverse and engaged audience. New York City FC might be a young brand to MLS, but they’ve already built strong affinity in their community and we’re excited to join with them on growing and strengthening those fan connections.”

New York FC’s fans will see Alcatel OneTouch work both inside and outside of games to bring them experiences. Aside from being present at matches and active on social media, Alcatel OneTouch will engage with the Greater New York City’s communities.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH CONTINUES BRAND PARTNERSHIP EXPANSION; NAMED THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE PARTNER OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

New multi-year agreement expands ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s MLS club partnerships to the greater New York Area with on-site and in-market fan experiences

NEW YORK – October 26, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a top five mobile phone manufacturer in North America*, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) – the newest professional soccer team in New York City and the first Major League Soccer Club to play within the five boroughs. In recent years, ALCATEL ONETOUCH has been one fastest growing mobile brands in North America by market share by bringing simple, high-quality choices to the mobile handset marketplace.

“Our approach to brand growth is focused on bringing our technology’s value and experiences to the hands of consumers, and partnering with New York City FC gives us the unique opportunity to interact with a diverse and engaged audience,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “New York City FC might be a young brand to MLS, but they’ve already built strong affinity in their community and we’re excited to join with them on growing and strengthening those fan connections.”

This new partnership with NYCFC is focused on bringing ALCATEL ONETOUCH mobile experiences to the Club’s fan base – both in-stadium and in the greater New York City communities. Specifically this engagement with fans will deliver new pre-game and in-game experiences, social media and digital campaigns, in-game brand advertising, in-market promotions and community engagement.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH as we reach the close of our inaugural season and are excited to be working together on our journey into the seasons ahead,” said Tom Glick, President of New York City FC. “Together with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, we are going to do more for our great fans and continue building the passion for soccer in New York City.”

To learn more about the ALCATEL ONETOUCH, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.us. For more information on New York City FC, please visit www.nycfc.com.

*IDC – WW Mobile Phone Tracker – Q2 2015

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ABOUT ALCATEL ONETOUCH

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.us

ABOUT NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

New York City FC is the first Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs. Majority owned by City Football Group, which includes Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, New York City FC play their home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees. New York City FC kicked off their inaugural MLS season in March 2015. 

For more information, please visit www.nycfc.com

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